Video: The Moon’s Shadow During a Solar Eclipse

What does the moon’s shadow look like from 100,000 feet up during a solar eclipse? That’s exactly what you’ll find out in this short video. Shot back on August 21 when the total solar eclipse made its way across North America, this video was captured when a group of students sent weather balloons up into the stratosphere with GoPro cameras attached. As you’ll see, the shadow of the moon makes its way across the surface, covering parts of Wyoming and Nebraska as it goes. All in all, this is a very impressive clip, not only for what we get to witness but the technical challenges that had to be overcome to get it.

Moon’s Shadow During Solar Eclipse from GINGERKIDDFILMS on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker